Registrations

Business Name, Corporations, ABN and Trade Marks

Registration Services

For many starting a business for the first time, it can be confusing knowing what type of business is best for them. Sometimes becoming a "Sole Trader" can put your family at risk. Explore Your Options.

It's also important to establish a your new business in the correct order to avoid additional cost, delays and risk.

Leave your registration needs with the AHBC or discover how to DIY with our tips and videos below.

Not sure what business structure you need or how to register. Book a session to explore your options

Non Member $250

Members $125

Startup Members Free

Most common corporate structure used by small to medium size enterprises.

Non Members $995

Members $795

For equity raising enterprises / ventures or national charity organisation.

Non Members $1800

Members $1595

Registering or transferring a business name for a Sole Trader or Corporate Entity.

Non Members $395

Members $295

All active businesses (Sole Trader Corporations, partnerships, and trust structures) must have a ABN.

Non Members $395

Members $295

(a.k.a. Family Trust) for the distribution of profits to beneficiaries from assets. Eg property, company shares etc

Non Member $795

Member $595

Protect you business brand with a Trade Mark. 10 years protection.

Non Member $600

Members $500

Get your first business on the pathway to success.

Non Member $250

Members $125

Startup Members Free

DIY Fact Sheets

View our comparison chart between Sole Trader, Company and Trust structures.

Additional information on company types and selecting a company with a Constitution or Replaceable Rules

Partnerships are state governed business structure involving a number of people carry on a business together.

An ABN is a unique 11 digit number that identifies your business and you must register if you are conducting a business.

Applying for PAYG, GST, AUSkey, Company Tax File Number etc.

Update your details online or by contacting the ABR. If your business structure changes you may need to cancel your ABN.

Provides details on "what is" and "why" a trade mark. Costing, protection period and how to apply are also outlined

An easy step by step tool for trade mark applications.

Search for other trademarks

Find the Class that describes your product or service

DIY "How To" Videos

Choosing your business structure

This video explains the business structures available to you when starting a business.

Starting A Business & Registration

This video looks at the different registration requirements for your business, such as Tax file number, Australian Business Number and goods and services tax.

ABN Entitlements

ABNs are for business. Not everybody needs one.

View this video to understand your entitlement

Stay In Control

If you're having trouble lodging your activity statement or paying your tax debt on time contact the ATO as soon as possible. They will work with you to make alternative arrangements.

Trade Mark Classes

Protect your products and service by classification

About Intellectual Property

Covers the three main registered rights as well as copyright. These are the common types of IP you’re likely to encounter as a small business owner. Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright